Goods and Passenger Drivers’ Hours: changes relating to rests and fixed penalties

A change to the enforcement approach relating to weekly rests and where they can be taken came into force on 1 November 2017. Separately, a change in the scope of offences for which a fixed penalty can be issued has been ann...

Legal threat to NHS as drug companies challenge proposals to provide patients with cheaper alternatives

Research has led to the discovery that a drug costing £12 is as effective as injections costing £800. Drug companies who produce the more expensive injections argue that the use of the cheaper drug is a “breach of patient rig...

Ashtons Legal appoints new Business Managers

Ashtons Legal has created and filled new Business Manager roles in a move designed to ensure that their experienced lawyers are able to concentrate on providing quality legal advice to clients while others support them to gro...

Automated vehicles: but what about insurance?

Vehicles known as “automated vehicles” are ones where a driver can hand over control to the vehicle. The vehicle is then driven by the on-board technology. This may be for part of, or for the whole of, the journey. As the...